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Self-Defense Tip #38 — Unbreakable® Umbrellas go everywhere

During my recent trip to Poland, for the purpose of supervising a video recording, I took with me my Unbreakable® Umbrella (I always do). I flew to Warsaw through Amsterdam Schiphol airport and then back to USA through Amsterdam. At the boarding gate in Amsterdam (after passing the security check), I noticed a poster listing objects you cannot take on the plane. In the point C of this list were named blunt instruments not allowed to pass the security check. As I stood there, I put my Unbreakable® Umbrella under my arm, took a notepad and wrote down those blunt instruments.

Here they are:

C) Blunt Instruments

Baseball and softball bats
Clubs or batons–rigid or flexible, e.g., billy clubs, black jacks, nightsticks and batons
Cricket bats
Golf clubs
Hockey sticks
Lacrosse sticks
Kayak and canoe paddles
Billiard, snooker, and pool cues
Fishing rods
Martial arts equipment, e.g., knuckle dusters, clubs, coshes, rice flails, num chucks (sic), kubatons (sic), kubosaunts (?).

No umbrellas though. Good.

Unbreakable Umbrella

Tom Kurz with his Unbreakable® Umbrella on an airplane. Whenever he travels he takes it with him and he has never had anyone question him about it.

Self-defense tip from Thomas Kurz, co-author of Basic Instincts of Self-Defense and author of Science of Sports Training, Stretching Scientifically, and Flexibility Express.

The Unbreakable Umbrella -- better than a cane, keeps the rain off, whacks like a steel pipe.

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One Response to Self-Defense Tip #38 — Unbreakable® Umbrellas go everywhere

  1. Physical Conditioning for Mental Toughness in Self-Defense « Tom Kurz's Weblog says:

    […] tip continues the subject of tip number 54. In that tip a movie shows self-defense without weapons and with weapons, as well as conditioning drills for […]


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